Healthcare

Avon conducts drug discovery and cancer research seminar

/ Friday, 22 July 2016 00:00

Avon Pharmo Chem Ltd., a leading laboratory supplier in Sri Lanka conducted a seminar on latest tools and techniques on drug discovery and cancer r...


Workshop on stroke care and rehabilitation in Monaragala

/ Friday, 22 July 2016 00:00

An interactive hands-on skills training workshop on stroke care and rehabilitation was successfully conducted at the General Hospital, Monaragala r...


Trail SL 2016 to raise $ 5 million for oncology unit in Karapitiya

/ Friday, 22 July 2016 00:00

Renowned singers and composer of Sri Lanka who has been contributing to Trial posing for a group photo during the launch of Trail 2016 at ...


Research recommends Cod Liver Oil capsules for weight loss

/ Friday, 22 July 2016 00:00

The benefits of Cod Liver Oil for good health are many. From building immunity to joint health and healthy bones, and maintaining healthy hair, ski...


Credence & YouGene partner to deliver NIPT for high risk mothers

/ Friday, 22 July 2016 00:00

In another landmark move by Credence Genomics the pioneering team has partnered with YourGene from Taiwan to deploy NIPT (non-invasive paternity te...


AIA in partnership with doctors to bring healthy living

/ Friday, 22 July 2016 00:00

AIA Sri Lanka CEO Shah Rouf and GMOA President Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya exchanging signed copies of the MOU in the presence of GMOA Secretary Nalinda...


Siddhalepa adds glamour to Ayurveda Expo 2016

/ Friday, 22 July 2016 00:00

  Ayurveda Expo 2016 exhibition which is organised by the National Chamber of Commerce annually was held in BMICH on 8, 9 and 10 July...


Pfizer, Merck begin large ovarian cancer trial

/ Monday, 11 July 2016 00:00

Reuters: Pfizer Inc and German drugmaker Merck KGaA last week said they had begun a late-stage trial of their immuno-oncology drug avelumab in comb...


Lanka Hospitals achieves most successful year

/ Monday, 11 July 2016 00:00

 Sri Lanka’s internationally acclaimed multispecialty tertiary care hospital, Lanka Hospitals has announced record gains in the year 201...


Court dismisses lawsuit to ban distribution of anti-cancer drugs produced by BIOCAD

/ Thursday, 7 July 2016 00:00

The Court of Appeals has dismissed a lawsuit by Swiss drug-maker F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. against BOIOCAD, the Russian manufacturer of the anti-ca...


Invasion of non-invasion in diagnostics

/ Thursday, 7 July 2016 00:00

Medicine has been changing rapidly with the application of In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) and this change can be greatly seen with the availability of ...


Department of Census and Statistics unveils national survey on self-reported health in SL

/ Thursday, 7 July 2016 00:00

The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) officially launched the survey report ‘National Survey on Self-reported Health in Sri Lanka 201...


NFTH launches new oncology and chemotherapy unit 

/ Thursday, 7 July 2016 00:00

Sri Lanka’s largest private hospital, the Dr. Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH), launched its oncology and chemotherapy unit on 1 Jul...


Many patients at risk for stroke get wrong medicine

/ Thursday, 7 July 2016 00:00

Reuters Health: More than a third of patients with a heart rhythm problem that can cause a stroke are incorrectly given aspirin instead of the bloo...


Safe and speedy recoveries with Durdans advanced knee rehabilitation therapy

/ Monday, 4 July 2016 00:00

The first Joint Commission International accredited hospital in Sri Lanka, Durdans Hospital is offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for adva...


Nawaloka Hospital completes 12 successful bone marrow transplants and 1st successful bone marrow transplant for leukaemia

/ Monday, 4 July 2016 00:00

Nawaloka celebrated its successful 12th bone marrow transplant with the fortunate children and their families Pioneering private healthcare...


New hope for problematic prostrates at Hemas Hospital Wattala

/ Monday, 4 July 2016 00:00

‘Cancer of the prostate is on the rise’ revealed Hemas Hospitals, who went on to note that the hidden killer disease, now a global phen...


Vision Care Academy: World-class training at no cost

/ Monday, 4 July 2016 00:00

Following are excerpts of an interview with Vision Care Academy Principal Vidya Jayarathna, a well-qualified optometrist with a BSc optometry (2012...


‘Union Smart Health’ from Union Assurance

/ Thursday, 23 June 2016 00:00

Union Assurance in its efforts to revolutionise the Sri Lankan insurance industry by continuously bringing forth innovative and creative solutions ...


Asian Alliance Insurance extends ‘cashless hospitalisation’ countrywide

/ Thursday, 23 June 2016 00:00

Asian Alliance Insurance, a member of the Softlogic Group, has reaffirmed its position as the leader in health insurance by offering convenient and...


Today's Columnists

Sustainability now: The waste challenge

27 July 2016

Shifting waste from one place to another is no solution; nor is burning it in the backyard. The moment waste is understood as resource, a multitude of solutions are already available to develop a waste free Sri Lanka   ...


Elephant-human conflict, the most crucial issue not even identified

27 July 2016

Since 1950, a minimum of 4,200 elephants have perished in the wild as a direct result of the conflict between man and elephant in Sri Lanka. During the last 12 years, a total of 1,464 elephants were killed, along with 672 humans &...


Let us say ‘Black July: Never again’ through the right electoral system

27 July 2016

    The challenge in constitutional reforms is to have the long-term goal of a Sri Lankan identity, while giving the space for identity politics in the short term and convincing the Sinhala majority the necessity for doing s...


Kilinochchi: The forgotten city of today!

26 July 2016

I still remember travelling in an armed car on route to Kilinochchi and then taking an Air Force chopper that hugged a railway track to avoid sniper attacks way back in 2007-2009. At that time Kilinochchi was making headline news daily, given that...


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